National study shows military suicide rates climbing; Utah no exception

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  • Open Minded Mormon Everett, 00
    March 31, 2014 12:18 p.m.

    Take a poor, under priveldge kid...

    Promise him an education, Healthcare, and career job skils.

    Send him away time and again to a foreign country,
    to fight war with no clear military or Amerrican objects,

    After most of his life,
    send him back home again --

    His wife and kids are gone,
    His Healthcare benefits - gone,
    His retirement benefits - gone,
    his hopes of any meaningful job in the civilan world - gone.

    All the promises we was made - by the Country he thought he was fighting for - gone.


    Like a rape victim.

    I don't blame these guys,
    I blame the people who used, and abused them.

  • Jamescmeyer Midwest City, USA, OK
    March 31, 2014 7:16 a.m.

    Going to foreign lands is what we sign up for in the military; you go out, then you come home, and all is well again.

    But with the overnight elimination of job security, intolerance to religion (Christianity in particular),
    Rampant championing and bolstering females on the basis of their sex from as early as some JROTC programs,
    The threat of endangering them and us by putting them on the front lines (all while trying to crack down on sexual assault),
    Witch hunts for people who don't welcome changing marriage (and again, they're trying to reduce sexual assault!),
    Sending people out with no strategic goal whatsoever, threats to tuition assistance (the one most common factor for joining today),
    My government and people every day distorting, ignoring, or changing the law to enforce their own liberal agendas,
    Virtually no prospect for advancement to a commissioned status,

    God and the constitution have been shoved out in favor of embracing perversion, enforced secularism, and even socialism, and people genuinely wonder why military suicides are on the rise?

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    March 30, 2014 6:40 p.m.

    Repeated back to back deployments has got to take its toll. When they get back they know they will go back again and again. There is no light at the end of the tunnel. They are losing time with their families that can not be made up. This stresses the families too and the soldiers are very aware of this. What to do as a nation? Let's stop going to war at the drop of a hat. What can we do as individuals? If we are considering joining the military? Know the risks. You may think you are signing up for 3 years, but the military has the legal right to keep you in for as long as they want.